Wednesday 26 July 2017

Mind the age gap . . .

From cute to the downright creepy, we look at some of Hollywood's most famous May-to-December romances:

16 Years

Tom Cruise (47) and Katie Holmes (31), pictured: As a little girl, Holmes revealed she dreamt of marrying Top Gun's Maverick. All grown up, she nabbed the man of her dreams when they wed in Italy in 2006 after a whirlwind romance.

And the Dawson's Creek actress insists the 16-year chasm was "never a concern". The union is third time lucky for couch-surfing Cruise, who was previously married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman.

21 Years

Warren Beatty (73) and Annette Bening (52): It took a vivacious beauty two decades his junior to finally tame Beatty's famously libidinous loins. Settling down at 55, the serial shagger wed American Beauty actress Bening in 1992 and the couple have four children.

On marrying an older man who'd been around the block, she said: "There are so many different types of relationships, it's sort of difficult to define what is considered normal."

35 Years

Woody Allen (74) and Soon-Yi Previn (39): It's the topic of some of his most iconic movies, but life imitated art when Allen was busted having an affair with the 22-year-old adopted daughter of long-term partner Mia Farrow after the actress discovered nude photos of Previn in the director's apartment.

Breaking his silence on the scandal that rocked his career in 1992, Allen told Vanity Fair the relationship has "a more paternal feeling to it".

The odd couple got married in 1997 and have two adopted daughters.

Irish Independent

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